India’s wheat planting gathers momentum, acreage up nearly 10%

Synopsis The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare will keep updating the provisional crop sowing figures as it gathers more information from state governments. Indian farmers have planted wheat on 4.5 million hectares since Oct. 1, when the current sowing season began, up 9.7% from a year ago, the latest data from the farm ministry […]

Wheat prices up 4%, more hikes expected on festive demand

Wheat prices have jumped 4% in the last one week and festival season demand expected to kick in from mid-September, they are expected to rise further, despite the government claiming that the country has sufficient stocks. Denying some reports claiming that India was going to import wheat, the Department of Food and Public Distribution of […]